Why work at Arcadia?

Arcadia is a small, welcoming, progressive, project-focused charter school, serving grades 6-12.  We’re looking for professionals who can creatively engage students in the rewarding challenges of understanding the world around them. Arcadia is 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in Northfield, MN, the winner of a variety of ‘best small town’ awards, with two excellent colleges and a community that embraces quality education. We value authentically student-centered education, and we may be the right place for you.  


Open Positions


Special Education Teacher

Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school serving 128 students in grades 6-12, located in Northfield, MN. We are seeking a Special Education Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Our mission is “to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.” We pride ourselves on creating meaningful educational experiences with our students in an inclusive, supportive community of learners. 

The ideal Special Education Teacher needed for this position will be licensed in special education or as an Academic Behavior Strategist, and will provide specialized instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities (LD, OHD, ASD, or EBD). 

Job Title: 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher


  • Minnesota K-12 special education licensure
  • Experience working with students at the secondary level.
  • Skill in designing, writing, implementing curriculum and evaluation within an Individual Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Skill in planning and facilitating student transitions to post-secondary settings
  • Experience working with regular education teachers to provide appropriate accommodations for special education students.
  • Experience with integration/inclusive community trends
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with teachers and parents
  • Skills in crisis prevention and de-escalation procedures.

The ideal applicant will have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • specialized instruction in reading, writing, and/or math
  • organizational skills instruction
  • progress monitoring
  • use of assistive software and technology
  • IEP writing and conducting evaluations
  • creating schedules and managing paraprofessionals
  • excellent communication skills for collaboration with general education teachers and providing information to parents

To apply for this position, download the employment application from our website:https://arcadiacharterschool.org/employment and email it along with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, to lstelter@arcadiacharterschool.org. Materials can also be mailed to the school: Attn: Laura Stelter, Arcadia Charter School 1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057.